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Cross-fertilization   /krɔs-fˌərtəlɪzˈeɪʃən/   Listen
Cross-fertilization

noun
1.
Fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from different individual of the same species.  Synonym: cross-fertilisation.
2.
Interchange between different cultures or different ways of thinking that is mutually productive and beneficial.  Synonym: cross-fertilisation.






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"Cross-fertilization" Quotes from Famous Books



... for the dispersion of their seeds, but one striking variety prefers to attract bees, and the larger insects for cross-fertilization, and it has therefore assumed brilliant crimson petals of a broadly expanded sort, instead of bearing a succulent edible fruit, This is the highly ornamental Pyrus Japonica, which may so often be seen trained on ...
— Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure • William Thomas Fernie



Words linked to "Cross-fertilization" :   fecundation, cross-fertilize, allogamy, reciprocation, cross-fertilisation, give-and-take, fertilization, impregnation, self-fertilization, interchange, fertilisation



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